Nicole Dickinson’s inspiration comes from her love of nature. She is especially attracted to the rugged countryside and coastline of the North of England, where she lives. Her paintings depict moods and atmospheres created by the ever-changing weather. The quality of light is a vital part of the mood of her work.
Nicole enjoys walking in the countryside especially on the moors with a camera and sketchbook and then painting intuitively in the studio. The main objective is to translate her emotional response to a moment in time.
She finds that oil paints are a wonderful medium that brings depth, luminosity and transparency to a painting. Nicole has started using oil and cold wax for more transparency and atmospheric effects.
She also enjoys experimenting with acrylic, watercolour, collage and mixed media. She builds up texture and depth with several layers of paint that she often partially rubs or scrapes back in order to leave some of the lower layers exposed.
Nicole’s landscape paintings are mainly semi-abstract and she prefers to create works that are more suggestive and atmospheric than purely descriptive. The intention is to let the viewers connect with the work through their own moods and memories.